wear this there: hotel de lille.

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an american girl in paris? a cliché, c’est vrais! however, how could one turn down the impermeable charm of saint germain’s latest gem, hotel de lille. located in one of paris’s chicest of hoods, this boutique stay will have you dreaming of all the heroines to come before you! dress like the leading lady of your own life in romantically bold spring shades... 
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around l.a. / esqueleto l.a.

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This is Esqueleto, the latest addition to Echo Park’s Sunset Boulevard, the second shop of Oakland-based jewelry designer Lauren Wolf who opened her first space in 2011. Lauren and manager Alexis (pictured below) made several trips to the city scouting the perfect location and selecting a few L.A.-exclusive lines to offer in the new shop. With tall ceilings and whitewashed... 
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spotted: sarah swell.

spotted: sarah swell / sfgirlbybay

today i’m taking you across the golden gate bridge and into the charming little town of sausalito where you’ll find the lovely gallery and studio of sarah swell jewelry. originally from the east coast, sarah greenberg’s life has long been immersed in the arts, but it was a metalsmithing class where she found her calling. she soon moved to san francisco to... 
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spotted: marisa mason.

spotted: marisa mason / sfgirlbybay

hey it’s leslie from spotted sf and today i’m taking you over to oakland’s historic district to one of my favorite spots called temescal alley. this tiny area once contained old horse stables and carriage homes, then several years ago they were converted into a mini village of shops. tucked among these is marisa mason’s darling jewelry boutique and work... 
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out of africa.

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my friends dan and eszter rabin have a beautiful flat in san francisco’s eureka valley and i’ve shared it here before. but lately eszter’s been traveling to north tanzania and spending time with the masai tribes, working with the women there helping them to create sustainable employment using their existing beading skills to create beautiful jewelry. eszter’s... 
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